Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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Nothing new from the EC
by Hieper on Wed 6th Mar 2013 13:52 UTC
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Another great decision from the people who gave us 'Windows N'. Always fighting the fight 10 years after it would have made any sense.

If at all, we need browser choice on iOS, not on Windows!

The only possible good that might come of this fine is the removal from office of Mr. Balmer. Now, that would be a feat with the power to turn me from a EC/EU cynic into a true believer ;-)

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